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Drogba: Liverpool's Salah Is Becoming A Boss

Didier Drogba: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Is Becoming A Boss

By Keegan Kruger - Dec 13, 2017 05:45 PM @KeeganKruger

Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has praised newly crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah for his performances this season.

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The Ivorian striker won the coveted award back in 2009, and played alongside the Egyptian at Chelsea in 2014.

Drogba believes his former teammate is playing with confidence he never had at Stamford Bridge, and is now showing that he is "becoming a leader" for club and country.

"He's becoming a boss and a leader – we've seen it in the national team and seen it at Liverpool," he told the BBC.

"I can tell by his celebrations that he knows what he's doing now, he's not going crazy but just sticking his tongue out to say, 'Yeah, it's me.'

"He's unpredictable, he can dribble past you easily, and he has got stronger, and he can score goals

"There was a time when he was texting me: 'I don't score, I don't know why.' I said: 'It is just a matter of time and confidence.'

"When you have the confidence, everything can happen, and you can see now that he is scoring goals.

"I saw how he improved through the years. He had to go to Italy to perform and then come back to England show that he is the player we always believed he was

"What he has done with the national team as well, being able to qualify the country in a tough game, I think he deserves it."

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The 25-year-old has made 24 appearances for the Reds so far this season, scoring 19 goals and assisting a further six strikes.

Do you think Salah is on track to becoming the best African performer in Premier League history? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Dec 14, 2017 03:56 PM
Stay humble.
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Shepherd Mtetwa Joined: 31 Mar 2016
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Shepherd Mtetwa Dec 14, 2017 03:08 PM
Salah Yes
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DE NAVIGATORS Dec 14, 2017 11:13 AM
he is something
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Faysal Dec 14, 2017 08:50 AM
The best is to come from salah
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Joined: 12 Dec 2017
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Dec 13, 2017 08:40 PM
must come to Downs.
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Dipholo Rangata Dec 13, 2017 07:44 PM
He is improving game by game and must not go to Madrid, not now anyway.#Khosi4life
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Gazankulu26 Dec 13, 2017 07:44 PM
He is now on fire 2b honest
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Fifi.Siwelele plus Anfield Joined: 30 Dec 2016
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Fifi.Siwelele plus Anfield Dec 13, 2017 06:36 PM
He proved me wrong surely 'i wasn't totally happy about his arrival.He's a star
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Michaeltshigama Dec 13, 2017 06:14 PM
He's heading to Madrid
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Golden Boots Dec 13, 2017 06:11 PM
Indeed he is, too bad he has no silverware to show.

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